How to Remove Pea Baby Food Stains
When feeding time gets a little exciting, food stains seem to get everywhere. Your little newborn might be a ball of energy and think it’s hilarious when peas get flung all over mommy and daddy, while also painting his or her top a bright shade of green. But luckily when it comes to removing stains from clothes, parents can get a helping hand from Dreft. Now you can appreciate those giggles without having to worry about the laundry.
Meet the Pea Stains
You may want to get your baby eating those greens early on in life, and what better way than green pea puree as baby food? However, as with many things your little one comes in contact with, stained clothes are bound to happen when your baby gets into that bowl of mashed peas. So while you may find feeding your baby vegetable goodness can be a bit of a challenge, finding a way to get pea stains out of your little one’s clothes without irritating your bundle of joy’s skin doesn’t have to be that hard.
A Gentle Detergent That’s Tough on Stains
Luckily for parents, Dreft Stage 1: Newborn Detergent has a stain solution for the peas your little one enjoys so much. Due to its hypoallergenic formula specifically formulated for newborn babies, Dreft Stage 1: Newborn Detergent is the #1 pediatrician recommended baby detergent, and has been trusted by moms for more than 80 years.
Check out the following steps on how to remove tough stains while caring for your baby’s skin.
Stain removal steps
Remove Excess:Brush off any excess from the garment before rinsing under cold, running water. The higher the water pressure, the easier it will be to remove stains.
Pour:Pour Dreft Stage 1: Newborn Detergent from either the bottle or cap onto the stain, making sure you cover it completely.
Pre-treat:Create a soaking solution by adding 1 ounce or 1 ½ tablespoons of Dreft per gallon of warm water. Soak stained items for up to 30 minutes, weighting the items down with a white towel to keep them fully submerged.
Dose:Use the cap to measure the correct amount of detergent, following the instructions on the pack. Pour it into the detergent dispenser if you have a high-efficiency machine, or directly into the drum.
Load:Load the stained clothes into the washer.
Wash:Wash as usual with Dreft, always making sure to follow the instructions on the garment’s care label.
Unload:If the stain persists after washing, repeat the previous steps before tossing in the dryer, as drying will set the stain.
Now you’re ready to swaddle your newborn baby in clean fabric that’s been washed in a gentle detergent that’s gentle on your baby’s skin.
Dreft Stage 1: Newborn Detergent not only takes care of those pea stains, but it's also tough on other baby food stains, such as carrot baby food stains, soy baby formula stains and chocolate stains, as well as stains from fruits like blueberry and banana.
As your little one gets bigger and gets more curious about the world, he or she will also meet some new stains while crawling around outdoors. After these outings, Dreft Stage 2: Active Baby Detergent will be your go-to solution. But while your darling is still tiny, you can remove stains while giving the utmost care to baby’s skin with Dreft Stage 1: Newborn Detergent.